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We had lots of fun at our Christmas party and everybody looked fantastic in their smart party clothes! We played musical bumps, pass the parcel, corners and did lots of dancing. The best part was coming back to nursery for some delicious party food.
We would like to remind you that the children will be performing the Christmas Singalong on Wednesday 19th December at 10am. We hope you will enjoy the performance and we are very proud of all of the children for working so hard to learn the songs and actions. We break up for Christmas on Friday 21st December and our returning children will start back on the 7th January.
On Friday the children were so excited for their visit to Hall Hill Farm. The children got the chance to pet and feed the animals, ride on Santa's sleigh, make crafts in the elves workshop and play in the soft play area. The best part was meeting Santa Clause and the children were even lucky enough to get a little present from him!
We would also like to thank everybody that made it to our Christmas Stay and Play sessions, we hope you enjoyed it! We raised £165.95 from our Christmas stalls which will be used towards resources for the nursery children. Thank you for your continued support.
It's beginning to feel very festive in nursery and we have been getting in the Christmas spirit by making decorations for the Christmas tree! We have also had a cheeky visitor in nursery all the way from the North Pole. The children have loved searching for Elf every day to see what mischief he has been up to.
We also had another visit to the library to return our books. We had the chance to choose some lovely new Christmas stories that we can't wait to read!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ashton Allerton for being such a kind and thoughtful little boy. Ashton was telling Santa what he would like for Christmas using the Santa cam and he very politely asked for another PJ mask tower for his brother. How kind to ask for presents for your brother too! Carter French for beginning to recognise his name card. He is starting to independently find and peg on his name card each morning without his picture to help him. Keep up the great work Carter! Leo Lowes for practising so hard for our Christmas sing along on the stage. He tries to join in with all the actions and words as well as sitting so smart on the stage. Well done Leo! And finally Robbie Cleary as he has had a great week. He has taken on the role of Santa in the Christmas sing along show to the next level. He has enjoyed dressing up as Santa and set up his own little grotto under the willow. It was lovely to listen to see him acting out the role of Santa. “Hello and what would you like for Christmas?”
Some dates to remember:
We are filming our DVD for the Christmas sing along on Tuesday 11th December at 9:30-10:30am
The nursery Christmas party is Wednesday 12th December, so the children can put on their best party outfits! We do not need any donations of party food.
Christmas jumper day is on Friday the 14th December.
This week we have focused on another traditional story; The Three Little Pigs. The children are starting to be aware of the way stories are structured and were great and sequencing the story using props to help them. It is lovely to hear everybody joining in with the repeated phrases with such enthusiasm!
After reading the story we decided to carry out an experiment to see which houses the big bad wolf could blow down. We also tested some objects that we found in nursery and predicted which would blow away. The children were great at understanding that the heavy things wouldn't blow away but the light things would blow away.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Lachlan O'Connor for growing more confident in nursery. When carrying out our experiment during group time Lachlan put up his hand and answered lots of questions. You loved using the wolf to blow things away! Evie Goundry for telling me how the three little pig's story started and ended. She then used the props to re-tell the story. Well done Evie! Amelia Davies for sequencing the story, the three little pigs. She even remembered the repeated phrases from the story. Great work Amelia! And finally Hallie Ashurst for being a superstar when practising our Christmas songs. Every day she gives it her best shot and she knows all of the words and actions to each song. Her beaming smile brightens up my day. Keep singing Hallie!
Just a reminder that our stay and play Christmas craft sessions are next week. Mrs Fox's afternoon group and Mrs Blacketts group are invited to join us on Wednesday 5th December at 1:30pm. Mrs Fox's morning group, Miss Manifold and Mrs Blackett's group are invited on Thursday 6th December at 10:30am. We will also be visiting Hall Hill Farm for our visit to Santa on Friday 7th December and it is Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December!
This week we have been learning to sequence and re-tell the story; We're going on a bear hunt. The children were great at using story maps and props to help them and were able to join in with the repeated phrases. We also used musical instruments when telling the story to create the noise of the swishy swashy grass, the splashy splashy water, the thick oozy mud, the snowstorm, forest and tiptoeing through the cave. We also enjoyed acting out the story in the nursery garden and loved pretending to find the bear hiding in his cave!
We have done some great number work this week, using the bears to help us count. The children were exploring splitting the bears into separate caves and understanding whether the total was still the same and which cave had more. What an amazing job everybody did!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Aidan Coleman as he enjoyed working with the little bears. He recited some number names in sequence when counting them and was able to tell me which cave had more bears in. Well done Aidan! Jude Johnson as he has started to show an interest in writing his name and with practice has started to form his j. Super work Jude! Mia Palin for her brilliant imagination in the nursery garden. She pretended to go on a bear hunt splashing through the river, walking through the long grass and tiptoeing to the cave. You had so much fun Mia! And finally River Thompson for retelling the bear hunt story word for word. You enjoyed joining in with the phrases and using the puppet to act out the story. Great work River!
We have started to sing our Christmas songs in Nursery ready for our Christmas singalong. We will be sending a copy of the words home and below is the music for you to practise with your child at home. Please rehearse as many times as you can, as every little helps. We look forward to you coming to watch the children perform, they are trying very hard!
|I'm a little snowman|
|5 Little Santas|
|The fairy song|
|Dance like snowflakes|
|Twinkle Twinkle Christmas star|
|The lights on the tree|
|We Wish You A Merry Christmas|